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  • 19 October 2018

    UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science has developed a new course to add to its Postgraduate Coursework portfolio.  The Graduate Certificate in Myopia Management, which is the world’s first university accredited program designed to provide advanced knowledge and clinical experience necessary for registered optometrists to prescribe evidence-based treatment for the management of myopia.  

  • 9 October 2018

    UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science is delighted to announce that Associate Professor Lisa Keay has been appointed as the new Head of School. Lisa will be taking over the role from Professor Fiona Stapleton on 1 February 2019 who ends her third term as Head of School.

  • 24 September 2018

    We are recruiting! We have a Lecturer position available at SOVS - fixed term contract for one year. This role will be expected to deliver teaching in the School of Optometry and Vision Science and to contribute to research in eye and vision research and clinical teaching activities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

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Research Spotlight

Researchers at the Centre for Eye Health have been developing and evaluating new methods for visual field testing to detect losses in glaucoma earlier than current clinical tests. Since 2016, we have published a series of research papers showing that carefully selecting a more appropriate test size identifies more defects compared to current clinical standard methods (Kalloniatis and Khuu 2016 OPO; Phu et al 2017 OPO).

Arthur: What we report on is a system that can measure the 3D shape and the optics of the crystalline lens. That’s the lens inside our eyes that makes it possible to change focus and see up close (a function called “accommodation”). The team achieved this by combining several key pieces of technology: a 3D OCT for imaging the lens shape, ray-tracing aberrometry for the optics and a mechanical lens stretcher that can effect a change in the lens focus in a near-physiological manner.